Despite the fact that their subject matter is often bleak, the poems of Forrest Houlette are alive with a wry and satisfying humor. Whether his subject matter is architecture, theft, or more intangible subjects, he presents it with a vivacious, upbeat nature. His poems are never shallow, and often explore the darker side of humanity, but do so in a way that is sure to cause delighted chuckles.
Forrest Houlette was born in San Bernardino, CA. He began writing in high school, and became interested in studying how people write. He received his Ph.D. in Linguistics and Rhetoric from the University of Louisville in 1982, and taught at the University of Oklahoma and Ball State University. Over this time he published several studies of how people write, and a bibliography of nineteenth-century rhetoric. Forrest became a professional writer with the publication of his first computer book in 1992. Since then he has worked on over 25 computer book projects. He also has written software that helps to teach the writing process. He lives now in Louisville, KY, where he works as a computer consultant and focuses on writing poetry to keep his sanity. You can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forrest's works here at Unlikely Stories are:
When Someone Is Where They Should Not Be
The Capitol Holding Building, Louisville, Kentucky
Where to Sit at a Reading